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Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other wireless devices while people are driving.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

WWII vet, 93, completes run across America

ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation

Gay police chief makes sheriff’s run

LATTA, S.C. (AP) - A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff in the state. And the first openly gay one, too.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation

Is Trump getting back on track?

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a tumultuous stretch of gaffes and falling poll numbers for Donald Trump, top GOP campaign and party officials insisted Sunday that their presidential nominee is getting back on track and will catch up with Democrat Hillary Clinton by around Labor Day.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation

Bill taking aim at ticket scalpers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal crackdown on ticket scalpers using computer programs to jack up the prices of popular Broadway shows, concerts and sporting events, urging support for legislation he introduced to restrict them.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

Friends calling imam slaying hate crime; cops say no motive

NEW YORK (AP) - The daylight slaying of a mosque leader and his associate set off fear and anguish Sunday among Bangladeshi Muslims in a New York City neighborhood, with some saying the killings appear to be an anti-Muslim hate crime. But police said there is no evidence so far to support that.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

Trump goes on tear against media, not Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions at a time when Republicans have urged him - again - to focus on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

New Clinton effort tries to tap power of ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump's promises to make deporting them a top priority of his presidency.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

Lopsided Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With less than three months until Election Day, Loretta Sanchez is running out of time to narrow the gap with front-runner Kamala Harris in California's U.S. Senate race.

August 14, 2016 | | Nation

Tainted candy at party likely edible marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A special unit of the San Francisco Police Department is investigating how 19 people including a 6-year-old child could have eaten gummy candies at a birthday party that most likely were marijuana edibles, authorities said Monday.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Obama will speak at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31 to speak about his commitment to protecting the environment and addressing climate change.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Hulu dropping free video

NEW YORK (AP) - Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Wal-Mart buying online retailer

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart is buying fast-growing online retailer for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, scooping up a newcomer that launched a year ago with the intention of challenging online leader Amazon.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

Deal over service members’ car repos

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department announced Monday that it had reached a $434,500 settlement with HSBC Finance Corporation over the repossession of cars owned by military service members.

August 09, 2016 | | Nation

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Clinton blasts Russia

CLEVELAND (AP) - Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Mexico’s Baja California battens down

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico's western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California's twin ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation

Obama makes trade deal top priority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite formidable opposition across the political spectrum, President Barack Obama is using his final months in office to fight for congressional approval of ...

September 05, 2016 | | Nation


WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot ...

September 02, 2016 | | Nation

2 dead in plane crash at Sparks RV park near airport

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A small plane that crashed into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing both people on board, plunged nose-first close to occupied ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

To quell uproar, governor seeks ‘spiritual guidance’

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Apple with $15B tax bill

CUPERTINO (AP) - The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Beats wins in case alleging double dealing before sale to Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend ...

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Chipotle’s: Kids eat free on Sundays

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle's latest burrito giveaway is for children.

August 31, 2016 | | Nation

Woman sets herself on fire in Chicago congressman’s office

CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a woman walked into U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' office on Chicago's West Side, drank out of a bottle of ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A Christian woman in Alabama was forced to remove her headscarf for a driver's license photo after being told only Muslim ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

Trump going to Mexico City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Donald Trump will make a surprise trip to Mexico today to meet with the country's president hours before delivering a ...

August 30, 2016 | | Nation

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